Thursday, March 10, 2005


March 10th, 1992

Kirk Gibson Traded to Pirates From Kansas City

Nick “The Greek” Dandalos who had once played poker for millions of dollars in Las Vegas ended his gambling life playing low-limit poker in Southern California. Asked how he could have gambled for vast sums and now sit attempting to earn five dollar chips, Dandalos replied “It’s action, isn’t it?” One imagines that this is a sentiment to which Kirk Gibson, just a few years removed from hitting his famous home run in Chavez Ravine to win Game One of the World Series while wearing the classic Dodger uniform, would have agreed as he went through the 1991 season wearing his powder blue Royal jersey and batting just .236 on the bright green turf of Royals Stadium for a team that barely finished above .500.

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